💰 DOE 🗓️ Full-time 🏷️ Accounting 📛 No license required
About our company
Urbana is an established San Francisco-based retailer with three popular stores. We are seeking a full-time Controller to manage a complex multi-entity accounting operation, oversee monthly/annual closing of ledgers and timely financial reporting for senior management. Our company is poised for growth with the addition of a new Oakland store in March and expansion across Northern California for the next several years.
The Controller is responsible for overseeing all financial operations including AP, AR, payroll, GL accounting and cash management. The role reports to the COO and has daily contact with the CEO. A part-time bookkeeper assists with payables and bank reconciliations. Limited support is provided by a full-time HR Manager and Operations Manager as well as store managers. Industry-specialist CPAs perform a quarterly review of financials for tax and GL integrity. We are a state licensed business that reports to multiple agencies on monthly cycles and has strict compliance obligations. Many reports and filings require the download and integration of data from multiple systems. Accordingly, activity in our finance department is non-stop and requires a skilled financial controller to successfully meet the requirements of a transactional-intense growing business.
Qualified applicants will have prior experience in the retail or hospitality industry as a senior finance team member and the following skills:
Expert in QuickBooks including custom report development
Expert in retail analytics and creating insightful reports and dashboard KPIs
Expert in Microsoft Excel / Google sheets
Expert in complex bank reconciliations
Expert in preparation of work papers for state and federal taxes and liaison with outside CPA
Expert in intercompany transaction reconciliations
Expert in extracting information from external platforms including POS, payroll, time & attendance, inventory, merchandise return tracking, CRM
Substantial experience in financial projections, cashflow and breakeven analysis
Advanced written and verbal communication skills
Candidates with experience in multi-unit retail, hospitality or real estate finance will receive priority consideration.
Oversee weekly AP and bi-weekly payroll
Oversee the preparation and analysis of financial statements
Develop and implement financial policies and procedures
Manage the budgeting process and provide regular updates to management
Ensure compliance with all financial regulations and laws
Audit cash activities including retail cash logs, bank deposits, credit card transactions and vendor discounts
Participate in the forecasting and planning process
Qualities We Are Seeking:
A minimum of 5 years of experience in a financial leadership role
Strong business acumen with an advanced understanding of retail operations, sales, purchasing, and merchandising.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Leadership, organizational, and multi-tasking skills
Personable, positive, can-do attitude
Capacity to take on a heavy workload and execute under tight deadlines
Team player, willing to do all tasks necessary
Excellent verbal and written communicator
Mathematical mindset, understanding and critical thinking of invoices, pricing and bids.
Excellent problem solver and solution-based thinker
Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive base salary
Annual performance-based bonus payments
Choice of health plans plus dental and life insurance
2 weeks paid vacation plus company holiday schedule
Discount on company products
Subsidy for industry-related professional certifications and workshops